Celebs gathered at Riviera 31 at the Sofitel Hotel Beverly Hills to support young cancer researchers and help change the future of cancer. Tower Cancer Research Foundation held its 3rd Annual Ante Up for a Cancer Free Generation Poker Tournament and Casino Night - and definitely brought Vegas to Beverly Hills!
Samantha Harris, host of Entertainment Tonight, and former host of Dancing with the Stars, who is a breast cancer survivor, was honored with the inaugural Cancer Free Generation (CFG) Mission Award. Cancer Free Generation is the young leadership division of Tower Cancer Research Foundation. CFG seeks to identify, among their peers in the Southern California region, visionary and innovative doctors, medical professionals and researchers and enable them to discover and implement new ideas and techniques to conquer cancer. Additionally, CFG’s efforts support young people and their families who have been impacted by cancer, so that they may approach life with renewed strength and optimism.
With this dual approach, CFG’s goal is to help ensure that the next generation becomes the first cancer free generation. CFG’s executive committee consists of young professionals working in a variety of fields including finance, law, real estate, entertainment, and medicine.
Top prizes from the affair included a seat in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event, January 2017 in the Bahamas; 5-Night Stay at the Trump Hotel Waikiki Hawaii; and a 3-Night Stay for Two at the Hilton Los Cabos.
Dozens of stars from TV, sports, music, and film rang in the evening playing casino games to tie in the spirit of Sin City! From the poker and blackjack, to the music, photobooth, cocktails, hor'douerves and more., guests were able to ante up and double down for a good cause!